Procycling

STAGE 8

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5

Cazeres › Loudenvielle

141KM

The winner of the first Pyrenean stage, , was named after a children’s literature character,, the most famous keeper of goats in the peloton, who was unable to keep pace on the Port de Bales. The saying goes that all publicity is good publicity, and the Groupama insurance company and the French national lottery certainly got a lot of television time as Pinot laboured up the climb, but the growing distance between the Frenchman and the front of the race indicated that the long wait for a home Tour de France winner would be extended for another year in 2020.

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